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HOME OF THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY—POWER DEVELOPMENT Temperatures High Low. Rain Snow Wed., Nov. 28 57 37 .31 Thurs., Nov; 29 41' 36 , tr: Fri.,Nov.30 39 31 .03 0.1 Sat., Dec. 1 33 23 tr. Sun., Dec. 2 30 16 \'--- Mon,,Dec.3 , 50 22, — VOL. 83 NO. 8051 Massena OKserver MASSENA'S OLDEST INDUSTRY.ESTABLISHED' DEC. 2,. 1891 Massena, N.Y, Observer, Tuesday, December 4, 1973 Humane Society BE KIND TO ANIMALS Massena Humane Society is trying to raise funds for ananimal shelter. Announcement will be made later. . SINGLE COPY 15c 3 Killed in 2 Car Crashes 2 Plant Managers To Leave ena JOHN J. LARSEN \Other Accident Pictures Page 12 TORACTOR^WRECKAGE. The tractor parLxif_thfi-.semUi;aJJe^ ~Hisintegrated in the collision with the Bero-owned car^At the irnpact r the tractor-trailer-jaeknifedythe loaded traiteVpartr moved ahead, the tractor part upset, and all skidded off the John Larsen To Head Plant 'HEXJVpm H. MAJER HJH. Majer Transfers In Washington To Tonawanda auth-shoiilder^oi-llm^Holme^HiinCutorFRd., east of the intersgction where the collision occurred. The trailer-did not brealTopen but was on itsr side. Pictures by Nick Podgurski Jn Uncle, NephewJFlinBral ^lliiun Rogers Accepts Set Wednesdap^ll Motion t^j^end A double funeral service for an uncld and nephew, Joseph H. Bero, 45, Route 2, WinthrOp, and Richard D. Birdou, 18, % Rotite 3, Potsdam, will be held Wed- nesday moaning. '\ * A prayer service will beJieicLalifae Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam at 10:30 and a Mass of the Resurrection -wilt-be- celebrated— at -Str -Mary's Church, Potsdam a,t 11 o'clock. The uncle will be' buried in St. Regis Catholic Cemetery and.the nephew in the family plot in West Stockholm Cemetery. - - \ yisitingjiours at the Garner Funeral Home are Monday and Tuesday af- ternoon and evening. The two men were killed in a car tractor trailer collision 'at Connelly's Corners, Holmes Hill Cutoff and the Winthrop-Fort Jackson Rd., at 11:15 SaturdajLnight, Dec. 1, 1973. 11 * .' > The driver of the tractor-trailer, Claude Lavesque, ,40, of 45th Ave., Lasalle, Que,, is a patient in Hepburn Hospital with fractured ribs' and# fractured pelvis. He was first taken to Potsdam Hospital and then transferred to Ogdensburg. The two mert in the car were brought to MassenaJVIemjoxial .Hospital where they werejdeclajfed dead on arriyaL Dr. Maurice Elder said that the uncle had a crushed chest and fractured skull andihe nephew Tiad a- fractured neck. Massena State Police are in- vestigating. David E. Donaldson, Massena, a St. Lawrence County coroner, said that a verdict is i>eing withheld until he can .. interview the truck driver at the hospital. '..--- The tractor trailer was owned by the Snyder Trucking Company, Montreal. A load of tomatoes ^ad been picked up in Cleveland^ 6., and was being taken to.Montreal.,,- The trailer turned over on its side The Snyder Company sent two trucks to the area Sunday to transfer the fruit which had not been damaged in the collision. - The two me» were soj^bojmdonjthe_ WmthT^^FoTlTETckson\ Road and apparently did not stop at the stop-sign at the Holmes Hill Cutoff Road. The Tractor trailer \was traveling Toward 1 Montreal. The driver of the car has not been determined. Mr. Bero is survived by his wife, Mrs. Salina, Martin. Bero; four children, Linda 14, Dale—I3r Jennifer 10, and Joseph 8; his parents, Mitchell Bero of Hogansburg and Mrs. Matilda LaClair Bero, Oneida; two brothers, John and Francis Bero, Massena; three sisters, Mrs. David (Doris) Birdou, Potsdam, mother of the young man who was killed, Mrs. John (Shirley) Woods,. Clay, and Mrs. James (Ella Mae) Emerson, Oneida. He was born Apr. 26, 1928, in Pots- dam. He~\ attended Potsdam. Schools and married Miss Salina Martin Oct. 27, 1951 in St. Patrick's Church, Brasher Falls. He had been employed by the St. Lawrence County Highway Department. He^ was—a - communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Brasher Falls. Richard D. Birdou-is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs^ DjmdJJinipu, Route 3, Potsdam; The maternal grandparents, Mitchell BerO * at Hogansburgtarid. Mrs; Matilda Bero at Oneida; three sisters, Carol, Bonnie and Donna, all at home. He was born in Potsdam Dec. 27, 1954, a son of David and Dotfis C, Bero Birdou. He attended Potsdam High School and BOCES. -During the past ; summery he ..worked at the Vernon Downs, Race Track. He was a communicant of St., Mary's Church,', Potsdam. arkers William P. Rogers Dr. Gupta :«\ Norfolk — William P. Rogers, former U.S. secretary of-State, has accepted the invitation to visit his home town of Norfolk Friday, Dec. 7 and be present for the plaque unveiling ceremony,... — Historical markersTiave been placed on Route 56 at the north and south entrances of the village of Norfolk. . These historical markers read; .\Birthplace of William-P, Rogers, U.S. attprney general 1957-1961; U.S. secretary of state 1969-1973. Town, of Norfolk\. Mr^-Rogers will arrive in Massena by Air-North at 12:48, Friday afternoon. He will be taken by car to Norfblk>Dr. Donald.Bixby,supervisor of Norfolk, is in charge of the brief ceremony un- veiling one of the historical markers. ..At 2 o'clock, he will speak,to the student body of Norwood-Norfolk Central School.- Curtis Becker, supervising principal, is in charge of that part of the program. At 2:45, Mr. Rogers will speak in the school auditorium to the general, public. All are invited to attend. He will be introduced by Congressman Robert C : McEwen, - .^ •At\.-3:30 o'clock a reception will be held\ in the school cafeteria with light - refreshments. All are invited.., At 4L30, he will depart for the • Massena airport. — Cojunty Grange To Meet Here John J,_Larsen, manag^of the St. Lawrence Reduction\Plant Reynolds petals Company f has \been named manager of the Reynolds -plant in Longview, Wash. ., \\ \ Mr. Larsen came to the Massena plant in August ,w4$70, to' succeed Kenneth R. Murphree, manager here since 1967. Mr. Mfirphree~had _ beeif ! named head of the Longview plant. Mr. Larsen held the position of plant .engineer in Longview prior to coming to Massena. He expects to leave here sometime in January, 1974, \/_ He will be succeeded by Temple Brown, operations superintendent of the Listerhill, AlaU reduction plant of Reynolds Metals\ Company. Mr. Larsen, a native of Centralis, Wash., is a graduate of the University of Washington -wJiere he received his r bachelor of scienqe in mechanical engineering, as well as the University -. of Illinois Graduate School. He is a veteran of the Army Air Force, having served in the China- Burma-India theater and in the Pacific as a B29 pilot \during World War II. He has been employed by the Reynolds Metals Company since June of 1951 in several capacities. __JV|r,,.Larsen is a member of the Massena Hospital Board, and is on the advisory boards of the Marine Midland Bank office' 1 in Massena, of Mater Dei. College and of Canton ATC, a member of the United Way committee, and of the Monday Luncheon Club. He is married to the former Clare Mosfsky. They have, four children, ' John, Jr., Karen, Greg and Rob; and reside at 2 Westwood Drive. Mr: and Mrs. Larsen have been -aetive-in-eommunity-af fairs. Helmuth -! H. Majer, manager of the Chevrolet Massena Plant since Nov. 1, , 1968, is being transferred to the foundry at Tonawanda as plant manager. Burt M.' Eichkor'n, who has been general superintendent of manufac- turing at- the Saginaw Grey Iron Casting Plant, had been promoted to. ~the Massena position. The transfers were effective Dec. 1. -Mr.- Majef is a member of the board of Wtanagers \of Massena Memorial Hospital; a member of, the advisory ** committee of Mater Dei College at Ogdensburg and --New York State Agricultural and Technical College aT_ . Canton. He is a member of the Monday Luncheon Club and the Massena Chamber of Commerce.' He has been active in the Massena Chamber of^ Commerce, and the United Way. Mr. Majer was named manager of. the Massena plant in 1968 to succeed Walter O. Muller, who was transferred to become manager of the Buffalo Axle Plant. v He Joined Chevrolet-Tonawanda Foundry as a production foreman in 1954. He* became general production, foreman in 1958, superintendent of, production in 1961, and general superintendent of production in 1964 ., which position he held, until'coming to Massena. Mr. Majer supplemented his education in his native Germany with courses at the Universi|y,of Buffalo. He served as chairman of. the GM Massena Plant City Committee. \. Power Authority Line Hearing Set Dee/ 11 Stowell Killed '1 Funeral services for .William B. Stywell, 49, Route 1, Brasher. Falls, were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock in St. Patrick's Church in Hogansburg and burial was made in -the Catholic Cemetery at Brasher . ' Falls. - ' The body was, at the Hammifl Funeral Home inWinthrop. „ * Mr. Stowell was declared dead at Massena Memorial Hospital at 3:15 o'clock Saturday morning, Dec. 1,1973, following a'one car accident on County Road 92, which is Brasher Falls- Brasher Center Rd., between 2:30 and : 2;45.a.m; - , • David • Donaldson, Massena, a St. Lawrence County Coroner, said death was due to a fractured skull and ( fractured cervical, spine. The accident was investigated by Dominick Germano, Jack Logan and Edward Lumley, St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. The coroner rifted accidental death. Cause of the accident was speed not reasonable or prudent, he said. , The accident feppened se*en tenths of a mile south of the Mahoney Rd. Mr.^Stowell was traveling north in a. 1968 sedan. The car rounded a right -hand curve, came out of the curve, went off the road for 190ieet, through a gulley, was airborne 35 feet, rolled over twice. On the second roll, the car struck a tree six feet up from the ground. The man Was brought to Massena Hospital in the Hammill Ambulance. Mr*. Stowell, a truck driver for the New York State Highway Department, resided with his mother, Mrs. Jessie LaBrake Stowell, Route 1, Brasher Falls. • •„- Other survivors are three sons, Robert Stowell, North Lawrence, Raymond Stowell, Clinton, Mass,, Donald Stowell, Massena; two brothers, George Stowell, Route \, Brasher Falls, and Edward, Stowell, Colorado Springs; two grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Stowell was^ born In Fort Covington, Dec. 14, 1923, a son of Mrs. Jessie LaBrake Stowell and the late Raymond .Stowell. He attended schools in Fort Covington and Helena and served in World War Two. He was a communicant* 1 of St. Patrick's Church, Hogansburg, and a member of Daniel L. Crowley Post 514, American Legion, at Winthrop. \.;-\ Star Lake — Dr. Pushpa Gupta, a pathologist fully certified by the Board of j the ..American College, of Pathologists, has been appointed director of the St. Lawrence County Laboratory,! Dr. Milton Lowell, , member of the county laboratory's board a( managers, announced here Thursday!* v ..The new laboratory director will, start, her duties' in the county on January 1. Her husband. Dr. Dev Raj Gupta, is a, netfrologist arid is expected to begirt practice in St. Lawrence County early— . next year, Dr. Lowell said. \Mrs Gupta was a top notch student at me'd'ical school in her native India, winning many scholastic medals and honors there, and comes to us with excellent recommendations,\ Dr. Lowell said. \We feel fortunate that she became available at a time when our county laboratory was seeking a new director,\ he'said. Dr. Gupta worked with the New York medical college from 1969-72, and has- been an associate pathologist at the ' Metropolitan Hospital of New York City Hospital Center! Her husband was an instructor at New York Medical College and prac- ticed neurology at Metropolitan) Hospital. ( The county board of supervisors this ; year set the county laboratory direc- tor's salary.at $46,000. Wednesday Massena Grange 704, Inc. will host the Qpuhty Grange meeting Wed- nesday, Dec. 5, at 10:30 a.m. in the Grange Hall. Pomona meets four times a year- March, June;- September arid December. Massena Grange takes - charge of the food for dinner and supper. The lecturers' program will start at 8:00 p.m. Mrs. Harlow (Flossiej_ Jackson is in charge of the Christmas program. Elks Charity Ball Date This Saturday The annual Elks Charity Ball will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Lodge, 20 Bowers St., Massena. ' ' • All Elks and their guests are cor- dially invited to attend. A lunch will be served. »ym ••' '..iiixm 11 tl (i ii i0j, i|»,»ni '^^^^^^W \\III .\\ifri \W^P* mumm ,i>iu»wpw«Mil|WM)ii|>jw^ (Map on Page8) Albany — The Public Service Commission will-begin hearings next week on the application of the\Power Authority of the State of New York for an environmental permit for a major. electric transmission line generally from Massena to Marcy, north of Utica. ' \Examiner Thomas R. Matias will condudt the first hearing at 10:00 a.m., . Tuesday, December 11, in the Trenton . Town Hall in the community of Trenton (Barnevejd\ Post Office), with , the . hearing continued the following two . days if necessary. _ , Further hearings will be held at Canton, Massena and Lowyille on dates: to be announced, and possibly at other -locations along the proposed route as well, to afford an opportunity for the' public to present its .views. V ThePower Authority, which operates a 800 megawatt hydro generating , station on the St. Lawrence Seaway, • seeks a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need for construction of a total of 163 miles of overhead transmission line, all but' about 40 riiiles of it on or alongside existing power line rights-of-way. Issuance of such a certificate is required'before construction can begin. The lines for which the Power AutSority seeks environmental cer- tification and their estimated costs are: 8 miles of 230,000 volt tie lin^from the Moses hydro plant switchyard to a new * 765,000 volt substation* both in the Town of Massena - 13.1 million; ' 134 miles of 765,000 volt transmission- line from Massena to a new 765,000 volt substation at Mafcy, Oneida .County - $61,9 million; 21 jniles of 765,006 volt tie, line from Massena to the Quebec system near Fort Covington^-- $9.2 million. The estimated costs do not include, construction of the proposed new substations,, alterations at the Moses substation and installation of shunt reactors at Massena and Marcy. The \direct testimony and exhibits filed by the Power Authority in support of its application have been placed for public inspection at: Massena Public Library, open Monday through Thursday, 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.; Friday, 11:00 a.m. -9100 ; p.m.- and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 5|:00 p.m. .. Lowville Free Library, open Monday through Saturday 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Utica Public Library, open Monday through Friday, 9:00,a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Power Authority has proposed some alternative routings for various sections of the transmission line,-but no overall alternates. The Public Service Commissidn may grant certificatipn for the proposed route or modifications of the proposed route set'forth in thelapplication, or it. may modify all or parts of the proposed route to locations not specifically mentioned in the appjicatjon^; - Interested parUeswlpSfe^ent #« opportunity at the toexahiinej sequent head Aua&tyrfct to propose rn MM

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